Friday May 29, 2020

The DUP’s contempt for the nationalist community has been its downfall

Their arrogance led to Sinn Féin's revitalisation and the creation of a new political landscape in the North

5th March, 2017
DUP leader Arlene Foster

I wonder if this weekend, as Arlene Foster surveys the Assembly election results, will she begin to understand the extent of the mistakes she made. Has she even ended her own leadership of the DUP? Her behaviour has been characterised as arrogance, but it was more than that.

Her contemptuous dismissal of nationalist ambitions and references to “crocodiles” were an echo from the old unionist past: what used to be called in the North a...

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